Students file lawsuit against Wright Career College
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Former and current students at Wright Career College are suing Wright, accusing the college of providing a sub-standard education that’s left them with massive debt. Four students claim the college deceived them about their education and offers degrees with no value in the workplace.
John Mucci, the president of Wright Career College, said the institution has served Kansas City for 30 years and hundreds of graduates have received degrees here that have led to successful careers.
“We want them to succeed, I’d love to see everybody succeed,” Mucci said. “By giving them an opportunity to get an education in areas where there is employment and they can begin their careers and we believe we’ve done a real good job at that.”
Attorney Kenneth McClain is representing several students who say Wright Career College misrepresented its programs and charged more than they were originally told.
“The colleges are more concerned about the profits that they make than the education that they provide, McClain said. “These students enrolled in a course of study that they were told could be completed in a period of time, all of them took longer to complete their course of study then it was represented to them.”
President Mucci disputed that.
“If a student fails a course they have to take it over, if they fail that course it may also put them in a situation where they are going to be here longer,” he said.
Mucci said it is no different than any other college. As for the student’s claims of not getting a good education, he said most of the professors at Wright have master’s degrees and experience in their field. In addition to that, Mucci said all of the college’s programs are approved by the Kansas Board of Regents, just like Kansas State University and the University of Kansas.